Prep Camp Confirms NCAA Western Michigan Coach
CCHA Western Michigan sends Spiros Anastas to the Junior Prep Camp to lead the Junior A – Pro Week 4, August 6-11, 2012
This is an amazing opportunity for Junior A players to spend the entire camp with Spiros Anastas of Western Michigan.
It’s with great pride that I can announce the confirmation from Western Michigan, an elite NCAA Division I program led by family friend and mentor, Andy Murray. Andy has 20 years experience coaching in the NHL, was a Jack Adams NHL Coach of the Year Finalist in 2009, and was recently inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.
Andy Murray on Spiros Anastas, “He is a quality person and a very good young coach who was given a lot of responsibility with our program. You will really enjoy working with Spiros.”
Spiros Anastas on the Junior Prep Camp, “I am looking forward to representing Western Michigan’s program at the Junior Prep Camp.
Week 4 is new this year at Prep Camp, and limited to players that have played Junior A hockey or higher. The daily routine includes:
- One morning practice led by Coach Anastas
- One off ice conditioning session
- One official game in the evening with Coach Anastas running one bench
Biography: (from Official Bronco Website)
“Spiros Anastas (finished) his first season with the Broncos as Assistant Hockey Coach. His primary responsibilities include oversight of video break down and analysis for team systems and opponent scouting reports, assisting in player development, practice and game planning, organizing team travel, and working closely with community service, charity, and alumni events.
The Mississauga, Ontario native began his Coaching career at DIII Lebanon Valley College in January 2010 when he took over as Student-Coach after the resignation of the Head Coach in his senior season. He led the team to some of their best performances in the very competitive ECAC West. He returned to Lebanon Valley for the 2010-2011 season as an Assistant Coach under NHL alumnus, Tony Horacek. He helped lead the team to a 21-4-2 record during their transition from the ECAC West to the ACHA. Outside of the arena, Anastas was responsible for a number of community service events with Habitat for Humanity, and organized Lebanon Valley’s first ever Wounded Warrior Military Appreciation Night, which generated over 2,500 fans and $23,000 raised for the Wounded Warrior Project. He holds USA Hockey Level III certification and has instructed for a number of Hockey Schools, Camps and Youth Teams in both Canada and the United States.
As a dual sport student-athlete at Lebanon Valley College, Anastas competed in Track & Field and Captained the Hockey team for all four seasons. He was a MAC Conference Championship qualifier in the 4×400 relay and received MAC Honor Roll recognition for Track & Field. He was a three time ECAC West All-Academic team member for Hockey.